Innovation: Africa – Beautiful Israeli Outreach Company

Sivan is the Founder & CEO of Innovation: Africa. Born in Israel and raised in France, Sivan has been working in Africa for close to 20 years. Her experience on the African continent began while working with a major multinational corporation in 1999. Following two years in the finance world, Sivan worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on diesel energy development. During this period,

she identified an opportunity for a more sustainable energy solution, and developed the groundwork for what would become Innovation: Africa. Sivan graduated summa cum laude with a degree in finance from Pace University and holds a Master’s degree in International Energy Management and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Sivan has received countless awards for her work on behalf of Innovation: Africa from The United Nations, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, The Wharton School, and the Young Professionals Organization (YPO) to name a few. Sivan lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and three children.

In 2012, Innovation: Africa was granted Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, marking us as one of a select group of NGO’s that have access to UN meetings at the highest level, and can participate in global discussions on the needs of rural communities.
In 2013, we were awarded the UN Innovation Award at the United Nation’s Global South-South Development Expo, recognizing our self-sustaining model to transform lives using Israeli innovation.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has named this the decade of sustainable energy for all, and we are honored to be an active member and part of a global movement working towards achieving universal electrification by 2030.